Executive Producer, Illumination
Maggie Malone recently moved over to Illumination Entertainment as Executive Producer, after having served as the head of creative affairs and part of the studio leadership team at the Walt Disney Animation Studios for thirteen years.
There, she worked on the Academy award-winning films of Zootopia, Frozen and Big Hero 6, as well as Moana, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Robinsons, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and the Tinker Bell films of the DisneyToons Studio division. As director of development for Gary Ross’s company at Universal, Maggie worked on The Tale of Despereaux and conducted script research for Seabiscuit.
Maggie holds a BA from Yale and an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television. She also has a background in television production and development, and began her career in off-Broadway theater at the Manhattan Theatre Club. She is the co-author of The Art of Moana and The Art of Wreck-It Ralph.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who is a television, feature, and theater director, their two-year-old daughter, and their Yorkshire terrier, Zapato.